Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Jerry Van Dyke dead at 86

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Jeannette Daniel | 07 January, 2018, 01:12

Jerry Van Dyke - the famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke - has died.

Shirley Van Dyke, his wife, told TMZ Jerry Van Dyke's health had been in decline since a vehicle accident two years ago. No cause of death was immediately reported. Van Dyke's career included the distinction of being Judy Garland's co-star on The Judy Garland Show, the late '60s series Accidental Family and the lead human role in the infamous sitcom My Mother the auto.

As a high school student, Van Dyke was known as a class clown, according to a talent bio.

Van Dyke maintained his reputation as a welcome variety show and comedy guest up to the point of his passing.


Van Dyke was born in Danville, Illinois and carried a decades-long career in television that started with a debut on the iconic Dick Van Dyke Show. It ran for only one season on NBC in September 1965.

He also appeared on "My Mother the Car", "Accidental Family", "Headmaster", and "13 Queen Boulevard".

Jerry received four consecutive Emmy nominations for the part. Van Dam assisted to Craig T. Nelson's Coach Hayden Fox as they oversaw the fictional Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles.

"Everybody talks about me making a comeback", he said. "This is as good as it's ever been'".

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